B.A. in Mathematics Requirements

Group 1. General Education Foundation, Diversification, Structural, and Integrative Requirements in effect Fall 2018

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Foundation, Diversification, Structural and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE foundations, diversification, structural and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted on the General Education website.

Group 2. Major Requirements and Assigned Credits (37-39 credits)

  1. Track One, Traditional (for students planning graduate work in mathematics or careers in science or technology).
    • MATH 241-242 Calculus I (4), Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 243-244 Calculus III (3), Calculus IV (3)
    • MATH 310 Discrete Mathematics (3)
    • MATH 311 Intro Linear Algebra (3)
    • MATH 431-432 Real Analysis I (4), Real Analysis II (4)
    • MATH 454-455 Modern Algebra I (3), Modern Algebra II (3)
    • And 3 additional credits of 300- or 400-level mathematics courses, not including MATH 496 Tchg Assist & Tutoring Math (1–3)
  2. Track Two, Teaching (for students planning to teach mathematics).
    • MATH 241-242 Calculus I (4), Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 243-244 Calculus III (3), Calculus IV (3)
    • MATH 310 Discrete Mathematics (3)
    • MATH 311 Intro Linear Algebra (3)
    • MATH 421 Elem Probability Theory (3)
    • MATH 422 Elementary Math Statistics (3)
    • MATH 431 Real Analysis I (4)
    • MATH 441 Geometry I (3)
    • MATH 454 Modern Algebra I (3)
    • MATH 496 Tchg Assist & Tutoring Math (1–3) (See note #2)

Total Semester Hours Required for the B.A. in Mathematics

120 credits required.


  1. Students should take MATH 310 Discrete Mathematics (3) as soon as possible after completing MATH 242 Calculus II (4) to make timely progress.
  2. Students in the Teaching Track are required to take 3 credits of MATH 496 Tchg Assist & Tutoring Math (1–3) to graduate. MATH 496 is a variable credit courses and may be taken for 1-3 credits. Students are allowed to repeat MATH 496 multiple times in order to reach the minimum of 3 credits required for graduation.
  3. Students must earn at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA in courses required for the major.
  4. At least 45 credits must be earned in courses at the 300- and 400-level.
  5. To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, students must fulfill the requirements for the major and meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate degree requirements. (Please see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements in this Catalog.)
  6. Students wishing to make timely progress toward graduation are urged to pay careful attention to all degree requirements.
  7. In addition, when planning a schedule of courses, it is imperative to be aware of course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered. This information is available in the course listings in this Catalog.
  8. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are urged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.